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Today's News

  • Buford tops Cheraw to win region soccer crown

    The Buford High boys soccer team won the Region IV-AA championship with a 1-0 win over Cheraw at Andrew Jackson High School, a neutral site, on Thursday.

    The match was necessary because Buford and Cheraw, which split in regular-season play, were 3-1 in region play.

    Cheraw entered looking more intense, and putting a great deal of pressure on Buford’s back line and goalkeeper with several open looks, but just couldn’t convert.

  • LHS girls 5th in region meet

    The Lancaster High School girls placed fifth in the Region III-AAAA track meet with 65 points at York, while the LHS boys were sixth with 26 points on Thursday.

    Terricka Thompson and Zayla Stewart each led the Lady Bruins with a second.

    Stewart dashed to a second in the 100 meters, while Thompson was second in the discus.

    The LHS girls 4 x 800 relay was second.

  • Brown returns for SECA bonus race victory

    “Downtown” Michael Brown captured the SECA Crate Late Model bonus race Saturday night at Lancaster Super Speedway.

    Brown and Timbo Mangum were on the front row, and when the green flag dropped, it was Michael Brown, Mangum, Dillon Brown, and Ryan Atkins battling for the lead entering turn one.

    Exiting turn two, Michael Brown led with Mangum all over him.

    Mangum nearly spun out in turn four, causing him to lose position.

  • County trio seeking district softball titles

    Lancaster, Buford and Andrew Jackson softball teams are seeking district titles today as they play host in hopes of staying unbeaten in postseason play.

    LHS wins

    Lancaster rolled to a 12-0 win over Midland Valley at home to stay unbeaten in the Class AAAA Upper State softball playoffs Friday.

    LHS junior southpaw Summer Clinton hurled the win, tossing a three-hitter and fanning two.

  • City OKs buying jail services from sheriff

    Lancaster City Council has unanimously approved a two-year contract to share jail services with the Lancaster County Sheriff’s Office because the cells at the Municipal Justice Center are outdated.
    The contract’s annual fee will be $54,480, roughly what the city has been spending on jail services.
    The agreement, approved by city council April 25, will now go to Lancaster County Council for a vote. If approved, the contract will begin July 1 and end June 30, 2019.

  • Buford soccer closes regular-season with wins

    The Region IV-AA champion Buford High soccer team capped its regular-season with three straight wins.

    BHS defeated rival Andrew Jackson, 4-2 on Jackets senior night April 18.

    The Jackets seniors are Matthew Hunter, Josh Parris, and Austin Gregory.

    BHS center midfielder Jim Small tied the score at 1-1 on an assist from Will Ingram. AJ was awarded a penalty kick for a foul in the box, and converted for a 2-1 lead.

  • Black-eyeball mug goes viral after 2 arrested in IL standoff

    A mugshot of an Indian Land woman with a tattooed face and black eyeballs went viral this weekend after her arrest with a friend earlier in the week during a standoff with sheriff’s deputies.

    Morgan Joyce Varn, 24, of Indian Land and Jonathan Mikael Robinson, 23, of Charlotte, were both charged with armed robbery and kidnapping after a standoff with deputies April 24. Another woman who remained inside the home was not charged.

  • Dr. Phipps back in Lancaster, where he served for 19 years

    Dr. Jonathan Phipps, a superintendent finalist for the Lancaster County School District, saw many familiar faces Monday as he met with the school board and educators and fielded questions from a citizens’ panel.
    Phipps, who spent 19 years as a Lancaster County educator before becoming superintendent of Abbeville schools in 2014, was the first of three LCSD superintendent finalists to have an individual meet and greet with district staff and the community.

  • 3 suspects arrested in huge string of break-ins

    Three Lancaster men face at least 31 counts of burglary and attempted burglary in a four-month string of break-ins mostly targeting businesses along S.C. 9 Bypass.

    John Josiah Bush, 20, Demarkeyo Wanya’Markel McClinton, 21, and Dentavious Tyrone Sims, whose age was unavailable, were charged in the cases after a joint investigation by the Lancaster County Sheriff’s Office and the Lancaster Police Department.
    The LPD cases include an armed robbery charge against Bush for the April 13 holdup at Taco Bell.

  • Give Local Lancaster races past its goal

    The second-annual Give Local Lancaster got off to a fast start Tuesday, and just two-thirds of the way through its 24 hours of giving it had already topped its goal of $94,000.  
    Susan DeVenney, president of the J. Marion Sims Foundation, said the online fundraising drive had received more than $63,000 in individual donations by 9 p.m.
    “We have also received $42,000 in corporate donations, so we will pass last year’s total of $93,810,” she said at mid-afternoon.